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Education briefs

Special needs support training offered

Partners in Learning, in cooperation with the Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center and Smart Start Rowan, is providing a training program designed to assist families in advocating on behalf of their children.

The training will include tips and strategies to encourage positive experiences through the Individualized Education Process.

Partners in Learning sponsors a Special Needs Support Group to assist families dealing with day-to-day struggles raising children with special needs and advocating on their behalf. The group assists parents who are unsure of what their children need and what sort of support they require in school.

The training will be from 6:15 to 8 p.m. March 21. To register, call 704-638-9020 or visit EPartnersInLearning.org .

Program focuses on youth justice

Actions in Faith & Justice will host “Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline” from 1 to 3 p.m. March 30 at Park Avenue Recreation Center, 632 Park Ave.

Guest speakers include Peggy Nicholson of the Youth Justice Project of Durham (www.youthjusticenc.org) and Letha Muhammed of the Education Justice Alliance of Wake County (www. eja-nc.org).

Local speakers and a panel discussion will follow.

NASCAR Tech offers summer program

MOORESVILLE — Universal Technical Institute’s Mooresville campus, NASCAR Technical Institute, is accepting applications for Ignite, a free summer program for high school juniors interested in exploring high-tech, high-demand careers as auto, diesel and motorcycle technicians.

Students receive intensive, hands-on training and the opportunity to earn credits toward a UTI program. Ignite will be offered at every UTI campus nationwide and at NASCAR Tech on June 10-28.

Ignite participants learn automotive basics as they complete a three-week, no-cost course — an introductory sample of the programs completed by full-time UTI students. The Ignite curriculum emphasizes a career-focused education that prepares students for the high-tech, ever-evolving transportation industry of the future.

Students explore career opportunities in the transportation field, receive hands-on training on today’s latest technologies, and learn from UTI graduates and local employers about the high need and earning potential for trained technicians.

The Ignite program is now accepting applications at all UTI campuses. For more information or to enroll, visit www.uti.edu/ignite.

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